Beginning of 114th US Congress

The new Congress starts January 6, 2015, which is pushed back from January 3, as specified by the US Constitution, Amendment 20:  “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.”   Of course, Congress would not want to start on January 3 in 2015 because it falls on a Saturday!